There was no motive for this accident, said Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu said that the train over Dussehra night owls in Amritsar was an accident and that no one had deliberately done it. However, he said there was a "great negligence" and urged his critics not to do anything about the incident.
"It was an unfortunate incident, I talked to a few people who told me that some people were standing on the rail and some were sitting on a rock near the track," the minister said.
"When the picture of Ravana was lit, some people retreated, then the train came at great speed and there was no horn and people did not know (about the approaching train) and it is in just one or two two seconds, "he said.
Defended his wife, Navjot Kaur Sidhu, accused of leaving the scene without worrying about the victims, said the State Culture Minister
"When I spoke with my wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu on Friday, she was in a hospital, "he said.
"I was running elections from here because of my wife, she was working here, and when she was on Friday night, she was with the patients, she called me on Friday and she learned about the incident before she came home and she arrived right here, "said Mr. Sidhu.
The congressional visited local hospitals and met the patients and their relatives on Saturday morning.
Mr. Sidhu said he was shocked when he heard about the accident. He added that he had gone to Calicut on Friday for an event.
The minister refused to point with his fingers, "No one did it on purpose, but there is a great deal of negligence (behind this incident) … when I talk about carelessness, some people have not even understood their responsibilities. "
" No one had any intention of doing so, there was no motive, "he said, adding that the incident was an irrecoverable loss.
He also did not ask to give the incident a "political form".
"The question is that the accident should not be given a political form, it's an accident, do not make false accusations and engage in politics on this issue," Sidhu said. 19659004] Sixty people who celebrated Dussehra were killed after hundreds of people ran on a railroad track in Amritsar on Friday night. The paths at Jaura Phatak were higher, giving a better view of the burning portrait of Ravana. When it was lit and fireworks started, some of the crowd retreated to the tracks, where a large number of people were already standing to watch the festivities. The people who were hit could not see or hear the train because of the exploding crackers.
People called slogans against Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was present as the main guest during the incident, claiming she had left the venue after the accident. She said, however, that she had left the place before the accident and rushed to the hospital the moment she found out about it.
The leader of the Shiromani Akali Dal Bikram Singh Majithia had accused the former local MLA of "running away from the scene of the accident".
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